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Gull Cottage has a small private beach, with snorkeling only a few steps away

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Gull Cottage is built of stone, with stonewalls in all the interior rooms of the villa. It resembles a picturesque chateau of the French countryside that has been infused with an elegant Caribbean essence. This is essentially a one level home, with only the third bedroom on the upper level. The living room is the center of the house, and the other rooms branch off the living room. The two master bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the living room and offer excellent privacy, with gorgeous stone baths and showers. A large office/study adjoins the west master bedroom and also serves as an extra bedroom. There is a large deck off the dining and living rooms, and a small, very sunny white sand beach lies between the deck and the sea wall. The stone sea wall was built for storm surge protection and part of the top of the wall was widened and tiled to create a cozy sunset patio. When you sit on the wall it’s much like being on a boat in the harbor, it’s really a unique spot. There is an opening in the seawall for swimming and snorkeling access to the tranquil waters of the harbor. Surrounding the villa are paved and sand walkways that weave through very lush, carefully maintained tropical gardens.
The location of Gull Cottage is one of its best features, for it’s about 60 feet from the harbor. The views from Gull are superb, with sailboats floating peacefully on the palm fringed harbor in the foreground, and St. Thomas, the St. James Islands and blazing sunsets in the background. It's a short drive (5 minutes) into Cruz Bay, and it’s also a short walk (5 minutes) to the restaurants, beach, spa and shops at the Westin Resort, but Gull remains a world removed from that upscale resort.
The living room has varnished mahogany floors, stone walls, mahogany French doors, antique furniture and cathedral ceilings with skylights, which all combine to create a comfortable and stylish living area. An antique armoire contains a cable TV/VCR and a stereo/cassette. There are with 3 sets of wall-mounted speakers including deck speakers. High-speed satellite Internet access is provided.
The ocean front dining room has screened windows on three sides, which give this beautiful room an indoor-outdoor atmosphere. The wooden table seats 6-8, or dine on the deck five steps from the BBQ grill at a table also seating 6-8.
The beautiful kitchen includes stonewalls accented by custom built mahogany cabinets. The appliances include a 4-burner gas stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, garbage disposal, blender, coffeemaker, anodized commercial cookware and quality dinnerware. A gas BBQ grill, telephone and washer/dryer are also provided.
The three air-conditioned bedrooms were designed to insure lovely views and maximum privacy. The romantic French countryside master bedroom on the west has a beautiful view of the harbor from the antique bed. A large private office/study with a 9' mahogany desk and a futon couch adjoins the west bedroom and can serve as a fourth bedroom for kids. The master bedroom on the east continues the French theme with handsome stonewalls, antiques and a queen wicker bed. The guest bedroom (twins) on the upper level is accessed by exterior stairs, has a private deck and is loved by older children. Each bedroom has a private tiled bath and the two lower baths have gorgeous hand cut stone showers trimmed in mahogany.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    West master bedroom, great harbor view...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    2nd level bedroom, twins convert to king, exterior stairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    East master bedroom, harbor view...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    a beautiful stone bath and shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    a beautiful stone bath and shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    2nd level bedroom bath...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TVs for living room plus bedrooms...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    bedrooms only...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Not included, but your front yard is a deep water anchorage...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Not included, but can be rented and the harbor and south and west shores are great kayaking waters...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season (2-6 person rate)
Apr 9 - Dec 16, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,115
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,232
In Season (2-6 person rate)
Jan 7 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,210
Off Season (2-6 person)
Apr 15 - Dec 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,115

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 17.5%

Notes:

WEEKLY RENTAL RATES BASED ON # OF PEOPLE PER SEASON:

IN Season: Dec 17, 2016 – April 14, 2017

$5210/wk for 2 -6 people

Christmas/New Years $6232/wk 2-6

OFF Season: April 9, 2016 – Dec. 16, 2016

$3115/wk 2-6 2013

Thanksgiving - Off Season Rates Apply

$500 Damage Deposit

12.5% Hotel Tax/ 5% Service Charge

Payments:

50% is due within 7 days of booking, final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival. For Christmas/New Years bookings- final payment is due 120 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy:

Once Caribbean Villas has received your deposit, if you cancel/change your reservation 120 days or more prior to arrival, there is a 20% penalty off the total room charge. If you cancel/change your reservation 60-120 days prior to arrival, there is a 50% penalty off the total room charge. If you cancel/change within 60 days of arrival, there is a 100% penalty off the total room charge. Christmas/New Years and President weeks are non-refundable.


Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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Location

13 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: We’re from Florida, so unlike so many of our fellow homeowners on St. John we didn’t come here to get away from the cold and cruel miseries of a long winter. We came to St John on a vacation and we quickly realized that this is a unique and fascinating island like no other place we’ve ever been. From there it was just a matter of time before we decided that St. John would be a wonderful place to own a vacation home. We did a bit of shopping around looking at other homes, and then we looked at Gull and it was love at first sight, and our search was over.

Why Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI:
Before we bought Gull we sat on the deck and just absorbed the sights and sounds of the harbor and were fascinated by this harbor side location. We love being at the water’s edge, and whether you swim, snorkel, kayak or paddleboard, this house offers a great location for all water sports enthusiasts. But if you never go in the water, there’s still something very special and relaxing about looking at boats floating peacefully on the water a few feet in front of you. The soft, romantic and island elegant atmosphere of this home also captured us. It really has a warmth and appeal that reminds us of homes in the French countryside, yet the harbor side location and the beach out front gives it a distinctly island flavor.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Having a small beach in your front yard gives Gull a unique quality that only a few homes on St. John possess. The small tiled sitting area on the beach wall is definitely a unique feature, and for morning coffee or evening sunsets it is our favorite place to sit and relax. Access to the deep water anchorages of Great Cruz Bay allows you to add boating activities to your vacation. We’ve read guest comments about being picked up from the wall and being whisked away for a day of fun on the water. Gull is one of very few homes with a spacious and comfortable home office. If you need to bring some work while you’re on vacation, you’ll love Gull’s big, private and comfortable office, equipped with high-speed satellite access. The sounds, sights and sweet aroma of the sea just outside your windows also creates an ultra romantic ambiance that is ideal for honeymooners and lovers, but this house is also perfect for families with kids.


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Photos

  • Gull Cottage has a small private beach, with snorkeling only a few steps away

    Gull Cottage has a small private beach, with snorkeling only a few steps away

  • The view from the pool

    The view from the pool

  • Gull, viewed from the harbor

    Gull, viewed from the harbor

  • Another view of the living room

    Another view of the living room

  • From the seawall, this view looks east to the beach at the Westin Resort

    From the seawall, this view looks east to the beach at the Westin Resort

  • The dining room has a lovely atmosphere with screened windows on 3 sides

    The dining room has a lovely atmosphere with screened windows on 3 sides

  • This view looks from the dining room into the kitchen and living room

    This view looks from the dining room into the kitchen and living room

  • This is your first view of Gull as you come down the driveway

    This is your first view of Gull as you come down the driveway

  • Looking from your deck to the beach

    Looking from your deck to the beach

  • The west master bedroom has stone walls accented by mahogany trim

    The west master bedroom has stone walls accented by mahogany trim

  • The east master bedroom also has beautiful stone walls

    The east master bedroom also has beautiful stone walls

  • The twins bedroom on the upper level

    The twins bedroom on the upper level

  • A spectacular winter sunset at Gull Cottage

    A spectacular winter sunset at Gull Cottage

  • Pretty as a picture, this is what Gull looks like from the seawall

    Pretty as a picture, this is what Gull looks like from the seawall

  • Rich mahogany floors and stone walls create a classic Caribbean living room

    Rich mahogany floors and stone walls create a classic Caribbean living room

  • Your first view as you enter Gull

    Your first view as you enter Gull

  • From the seawall, this view looks west to St James, St Thomas and other islands

    From the seawall, this view looks west to St James, St Thomas and other islands

  • The deck is also a great place to dine

    The deck is also a great place to dine

  • The kitchen has a great view and a pass through to the dining room

    The kitchen has a great view and a pass through to the dining room

  • The top of the wall has been tiled to create a patio with a gorgeous view

    The top of the wall has been tiled to create a patio with a gorgeous view

  • The pillow view from the west master bedroom is a lovely morning wake up

    The pillow view from the west master bedroom is a lovely morning wake up

  • The large office/study is between the west master bedroom and the living room

    The large office/study is between the west master bedroom and the living room

  • The east bedroom bath, with the stone shower showing in the mirror

    The east bedroom bath, with the stone shower showing in the mirror

  • The view from the upper deck of the twins bedroom

    The view from the upper deck of the twins bedroom

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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